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Golem - Ancestry for Zweihander RPG

Golem - Ancestry for Zweihander RPG

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Enhance your ZWEIHANDER Grim & Perilous RPG game with a new Ancestry: the Golem!

Lingering in the forgotten boweries of the world are people who have recently awoken from a strange slumber. Within that is the Golem – an automaton, sculpted in the image of another Ancestry. Crafted from inanimate matter by the hands of a true artisan, a Golem was a work of art before coming to life. A Golem is no mere sculpture – they have broken free from their immobile form through the Awakening, having gained self-locomotion and free will. Instead of blood, they teem with Ætheric Fluid while calcified bits of fluid act as lungs, brain and heart. A Golem has no parents – they only know their artisan; the one who created them. Upon Awakening, the artisan‘s name are the first words uttered by the Golem.

The Golem’s Awakening is a unique event which brought them to life. They may have begun as a waxen simulacrum of a renowned minstrel in a museum, a pitcher-bearing statue overlooking a garden pool or an outstretched avatar upon stone dais. However, something happened where the statue was placed. A natural event, like a tornado or bolt of lightning, may have awoken the Golem from slumber. Perhaps a ritualist transferred their own spirit inside the Golem. Whatever the method, a Golem has been given a special gift. Unbound by the gods, the feeble trappings of mortality or the turn of ages, a Golem is alive. They have agency, having broken free of the artisan’s intention. After Awakening, a Golem must make a choice – will they carve out their own destiny, or follow in the footsteps of lesser Ancestries? The choice is theirs to be made.

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May 17th, 2020
Great new ancestry for the game. The only criticism i can think of is that the Golem could use some sort of innate damage threshold mechanic to represent things like animate statues designed in such a way that clothing and armor could not be worn. Es [...]
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